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Old 10-12-2011, 08:17 AM   #16
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looks like a great 2-up touring bike! hope they build it!
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:36 AM   #17
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No, Kawasaki, I do not want a Z1000 engine in a Versys, I want the Versys engine in a KLR.

That said, wth is wrong with that Versys? Are those fairings different? They look odd... Also, why is it missing a pannier?

Why did the person photoshopping the background out of the picture have shaky hands? Was he really excited?
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:35 AM   #18
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MS1200 with Japanese reliability and price-point. Nothing wrong with that.

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Old 10-12-2011, 11:50 AM   #19
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yep it's an upright street/tour bike. nothing wrong with that.

...this thread should be in road section not beasts however.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:44 PM   #20
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yep it's an upright street/tour bike. nothing wrong with that.

...this thread should be in road section not beasts however.
Yeah, the term used to be Sport Standard or Naked. Suzuki Bandit, SV 1000, Kawasaki Zepher?
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:17 PM   #21
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:36 PM   #22
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I'm not an I4 kinda guy, but this bike will smoke Honda's XRunner and the big 'Stroms.

Tbh, I think Kawasaki will sell these to disgruntled ex-BMW owners and long distance commuters.

And it'll probably be the cheapest bike in the class.
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:46 PM   #23
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Maybe it'll prompt Suzuki to come out with a TL-powered sporty-strom with sticky 17" rubber and superbike spec brakes and suspension... one can dream
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:54 PM   #24
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Maybe it'll prompt Suzuki to come out with a TL-powered sporty-strom with sticky 17" rubber and superbike spec brakes and suspension... one can dream
there is an obvious split happening with these large upright bikes.
the mfg are either going more road-multi oriented
or more 1200 GS segment oriented.

i do like how the japanese are putting better quality suspension and brakes on these newer bikes. the japanese tend to mimic each other, so this is a good sign of components to come
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:56 PM   #25
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Tiger 1050 class.
interesting how the new big tiger is doing a 180 in this aspect.
the girlie was more dirt oriented - 19" front wheel & spokes (1200GS class), then the 1050 went with 17" front wheels (multistrada class) and now the new one is back to 19" beast front wheel specs (1200GS class).

when the 1050 came out people questioned the design move...many say that Triumph is a great master of building bikes people really want...what does flipping back to the 1200GS class say as far as what people really want?
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:09 PM   #26
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when the 1050 came out people questioned the design move...many say that Triumph is a great master of building bikes people really want...what does flipping back to the 1200GS class say as far as what people really want?
Just try to find a 17"front Knobby, a few years back a Bridgestone Rear was the only option small enoug
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:18 PM   #27
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there is an obvious split happening with these large upright bikes.
the mfg are either going more road-multi oriented
or more 1200 GS segment oriented.

i do like how the japanese are putting better quality suspension and brakes on these newer bikes. the japanese tend to mimic each other, so this is a good sign of components to come
Ehm we are no longer in the sixties :-)

The Japanese have their own styly of manufacturing, just look at the monoblock brakes of Yamaha, what gives that great feel even with cheapshite brakeline.

And its the Allroad segment, the 12GS itself beying a way more road orientated design, if you really push it offroad, it even can happen the telelever dislodges the lower ball coupling of the front fork.

I hope Triumph reverts to the real ADVbike Allroad niche teh S10 brought back to life, with bringing the original idea ofthe XTZ back from nirvana...
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:48 PM   #28
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Just try to find a 17"front Knobby, a few years back a Bridgestone Rear was the only option small enoug
yeah man i know that.
dude my point was Triumph created a road focused bike with the 1050 version (the girlie could do dirt) as they felt most Tiger owners wanted a road bike. now they've gone back to the beast formula (19" fr & 150-17" r) with the new one.

i know your posting here because you can't wait to oooze on how the S10 is the greatest bike in the world (and so much better than this new bike), as that all your posts ever seem to be.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:53 PM   #29
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:54 PM   #30
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Ehm we are no longer in the sixties :-)

The Japanese have their own styly of manufacturing, just look at the monoblock brakes of Yamaha, what gives that great feel even with cheapshite brakeline.

And its the Allroad segment, the 12GS itself beying a way more road orientated design, if you really push it offroad, it even can happen the telelever dislodges the lower ball coupling of the front fork.

I hope Triumph reverts to the real ADVbike Allroad niche teh S10 brought back to life, with bringing the original idea ofthe XTZ back from nirvana...
i'm trying again to figure out your point. compared to the euros the japanese have been behind in their suspension components they've used on beasts and dual-sports.

yes Yamaha did it right w/ the S10 but the japanese have alot of so so suspended bikes out there (vstrom, dr, klr, xrL, varadero, transalp)...once again you'll go on about the S10 as you are very myopic to the big picture.
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